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Suicide

Related: death - depression - self - Suicide (band) - will

"Do it beautifully," says the heroine of Ibsen's 1890 play Hedda Gabler to Eilert Loevborg as she commands him to take his life.

In film: Soylent Green (1973)

In literature: The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) - Madame Bovary (1857) - Leaving Las Vegas (1991)

Definition

Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending one's own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide [Jan 2006]

Suicide in literature

Suicide has been used as a dramatic plot element in a number of literary works, such as Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, The Awakening, Romeo and Juliet, Death of a Salesman, and Groundhog Day. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, the protagonist inadvertently committed suicide when he stabbed a portrait of himself. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide [Jan 2006]

A Flux Suicide Kit - Ben Vautier

On view is Ben Vautierís A Flux Suicide Kit which consists of a plastic box containing a shard of glass, a razor, a fishing hook, matches, an electrical plug, a pin, and a mysterious ball bearing. The piece includes graphic design by Maciunus in the form of an insert depicting a manís head with explicative arrows marking pressure points like an accupuncturistís chart. A Flux Suicide Kit alludes to the Vincent Van Gogh suicide and romantic angst-ridden artist myth. It subverts our expectation innocuousness and elicits a response that is both troubling and humorous (Vautierís Lilliputian noose would only hang a field mouse). (...) --http://nyartsmagazine.com/60/openings.htm

List of people who commited suicide

  1. Walter Benjamin, German philosopher
  2. Dalida, French singer
  3. Guy Debord, French artist and activist
  4. Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher
  5. Juzo Itami, Japanese director

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